As a society, we are more focused on ourselves than we’ve ever been before. How can we interrupt this selfishness and help make the world better? How do you figure out your purpose and mission in life? How can you gauge whether you’re going in the right direction? On this episode, host of The Daily Helping podcast, Dr. Richard Shuster shares how he found his life’s purpose after a near-death experience and how he’s paying it forward.
3 Things We Learned From This Episode
Your values and mission will always steer your towards what’s authentic (08:16 - 09:15)
If you’re really clear about what your values and mission are, you can always ask yourself if an action is in alignment with them. This will help to keep you in the right direction.
People and moments matter (10:56 - 11:45)
As we get older, we all start to realize that people and the moments we share with them are things we’re going to be nostalgic about in the future. These are also the things that keep us connected, loving and strong-- and they really matter.
Giving is just as healthy as receiving (15:11 - 16:42)
Our society is so focused on the self, but what we haven’t been taught is that being giving and selfless actually makes us feel as good as the people we give to. The same biological mechanisms in our brains fire when we help others and give selflessly in the same fashion as if we were the recipients.
Even though social media often makes us feel like we exist only to please and improve ourselves, we need to be able to look outward. The mission is to make the world a better place for our children and make us all happier as people. If we can put energy into the meaningful things, our society will be stronger, more connected, and more loving.
Dr. Richard Shuster is a licensed clinical psychologist and the host of The Daily Helping with Dr. Richard Shuster: Food for the Brain, Knowledge from the experts, Tools to Win at Life which is regularly downloaded in over 60 countries. On his podcast, Dr. Shuster’s guests educate and inspire listeners through their stories, expertise, and passion for helping make a difference in the lives of others. His mission is to help people become the best versions of themselves and as a consequence, make the world a better place. A sought after media expert, Dr. Shuster’s clinical expertise and podcast have been featured in such publications as The Huffington Post, NBCNews.com, Glassdoor.com, Reader’s Digest, and others.
Learn more at www.thedailyhelping.com